Ibrahim A. Halloun received his PhD in Physics, with a dissertation on modeling in Newtonian mechanics, at Arizona State University in Tempe (ASU) in 1984. He then joined Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1993, he returned to ASU to work on the modeling instruction project there. In 1997, he became science and technology education consultant for UNESCO in Paris.
Prof. Halloun’s research has concentrated since the early eighties on the development of modeling theory, first in physics education and then in the broader field of science education. In addition, he has been involved in the evaluation and/or reform of science curricula in many countries around the world. He is author of many standardized assessment instruments and of the Contrasting Alternatives rating scale.
Throughout his professional life, Ibrahim Halloun has attended to a variety of interests of colleagues, students, and administrators concerned with science, mathematics, engineering and technology education. This has enabled him to cultivate rich experience in evaluation, development and implementation of physics and other science curricula (KG-G16), as well as of related teacher-training programs. Some of the materials he has developed have acquired an international reputation.